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Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Inhabitat’s Top Green Car Picks from the LA Auto Show

Automobiles have managed to garner more interest over the past year, and the motor companies have expanded their exhibitions to make them more interactive than last year’s showing. We would like to

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ChargePoint Unveils First Public EV Charger In Washington D.C.

ChargePoint Unveils First Public EV Charger In Washington D.C.

ChargePoint just unveiled the first public electric vehicle charging station in Washington, D.C. as part of Coulomb Technologies' $37 million ChargePoint America program. The program was paid for in part

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Wireless EV Charging Station Unveiled by Delphi and WiTricity

Wireless EV Charging Station Unveiled by Delphi and WiTricity

If a new partnership between Delphi Automotive and WiTricity works out, electric vehicle owners may soon be able to charge their cars simply by pulling up to a parking spot. Delphi and WiTricity are

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FuseProject Unveils a Domestic Version of Its EV Charger

FuseProject Unveils a Domestic Version of Its EV Charger

One of the problems with electrical vehicles is having to charge them, especially since there just aren't many charging stations readily available yet. However, building on the success of their public

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BMW Unveils Their New Electric Mini Scooter E

BMW Unveils Their New Electric Mini Scooter E

If you've been holding off on purchasing an electric scooter, this may be the beauty that you've been waiting for. The Mini Scooter E by BMW is a retro plug-in electric vehicle inspired by the Mini

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First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Hybrid to be Unveiled Next Month

First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Hybrid to be Unveiled Next Month

Henrik Fisker, who designed Aston Martin's DB9 and V8 Vantage and the BMW Z8, is behind what his company is clearly hoping will the sexiest plug-in hybrid to hit the market — the Karma. The first

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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Plug-N-Go EV Charging Station Showcased at Green Energy Expo

Plug-N-Go EV Charging Station Showcased at Green Energy Expo

The world's first factory built-to-order solar-powered EV charging station was recently unveiled at the 2010 International Green Energy Expo in Korea in a bid to raise awareness and push the potential

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Chicago Parking Garage Harvests Energy From Windy City Gusts

Chicago Parking Garage Harvests Energy From Windy City Gusts

Located at the corner of Kinzie and Clark Streets, the wind energy system consists of 12 paired vertical axis wind turbines, which twist like candy poles at a barber shop while harnessing moving air from

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Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Human Powered Car Can Go 30 MPH While Driving Uphill

Here at Inhabitat we've seen vehicles powered by algae, poo, and magnets -- but our favorite source of sustainable propulsion is human power! The HumanCar is powered by your very own kinetic force -- just

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Evatran Unveils World’s First Wireless EV Charger

Evatran Unveils World’s First Wireless EV Charger

In today's age of wireless technology, the plug-in electric vehicle is both revolutionary and kind of a throw-back to wired technologies of times past. Fear not -- wireless charging for your gas-free

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Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever

Porsche Gets the Go-Ahead for the Sexiest Hybrid Ever

Earlier this year we told you all about the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid concept car and now we get to tell you -- as we so rarely get to do -- that this concept car is about to become a reality! The Spyder

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Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

Green Overdrive: Test Driving the All-Electric Nissan LEAF!

For this week's episode of GigaOM TV's Green Overdrive video show we test drive the all-electric Nissan LEAF, which will go on sale starting in December in select cities. With a sticker price of $33,000,

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The Blink: A New Intuitive Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Blink: A New Intuitive Electric Vehicle Charging Station

The Blink family of electric vehicle charging stations was just unveiled at the Plug-in 2010 conference in San Jose, California and we're already envisioning them sprouting up on street corners and

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Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Porsche Confirms Plan to Develop All-Electric Vehicles

Sports car manufacturers have been lining up left and right to bring their own brand of electric vehicles to the market, so it comes as no surprise that Porsche is finally joining in with a few

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Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Solar Powered Shipping Container is a Pop-Up Prefab Party

Planning a party? You might want to check out Boxman Studio’s solar-powered party venue, which comes conveniently packed into a pop-up shipping container. The innovative system that takes just 20

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New York City Unveils First Federally-Funded EV Charging Station

New York City Unveils First Federally-Funded EV Charging Station

In anticipation of the forthcoming flood of electric vehicles, the City of New York just officially unveiled its first EV charging station. The station is the first of 100 that will be installed in the

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Green Overdrive Video: How to Give Your Prius a Plug

Green Overdrive Video: How to Give Your Prius a Plug

Yes, your Prius is awesome, but it could be just a littler more rad if you could connect it to the power grid and it got 100 MPG. Over here in San Francisco, we've got an answer for you: Green Gears, a

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California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

California Hybrids To Lose Their HOV Status Next Year

This probably won't come as a surprise to you but Californians weren't buying Priuses just because of their fuel efficiency - they were also in it to gain Clean Air Vehicle status and get a handy HOV

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LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

LAcarGuy Jumpstarts LA’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Last week at a preview event for one of Fisker‘s first showrooms, the LAcarGuy made his move to become the first automotive dealer in the US to offer “Level 2″ electric vehicle charging

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BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

BMW Reveals First Details About Its Electric Car

Luxury car fans, start your engines — BMW’s very first electric vehicle is on its way. The Megacity Vehicle, set to be released in 2013, is made out of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum

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GigaOM TV Launches Green Overdrive Video Show!

GigaOM TV Launches Green Overdrive Video Show!

If it's green, we'll drive it -- that's the motto of a new weekly video show for GigaOM TV and Earth2Tech called Green Overdrive, where the Earth2Tech editors drive the latest green vehicles, from a

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The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow

Think it’s time for New York City to update its cab design? The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has been hunting for the so-called “taxi of tomorrow” — a cab that

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Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota Releasing Prius “Alpha” MPV in 2011

Toyota is capitalizing on the success of its hybrid Prius by releasing 8 new body styles–the first of which will be a compact van. Dubbed “Alpha”, the MPV will launch in Spring 2011. Now

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San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

Bright green, hanging and vibrant flora are invading the city of San Francisco, in the most global and ubiquitous sense. Vertical Gardens, an exhibit at the American Institute of Architects, San

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Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

Toyota to Unveil Prius Minivan in 2011

The Toyota Prius revolutionized the world of hybrid cars. Now Toyota is set to dominate hybrid minivans with the upcoming Prius minivan, set to hit showrooms early next year! According to Toyota, the

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UN-HABITAT Selects Chicago as One of the World’s Greenest Cities

UN-HABITAT Selects Chicago as One of the World’s Greenest Cities

Recently the city of Chicago was honored as one of two exceptionally green US cities to be shortlisted for UN-Habitat's 100 Cities Initiative. The project aims to give cities, governments, and even

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Straight Talk about the Zero S Electric Motorcycle

Straight Talk about the Zero S Electric Motorcycle

Photo by Victoria Sprung Although Mastrangelo loves the green features of this pristine two-wheeler, the first thing he wanted to tell me about was how the bike feeds his need for speed. The bike gets

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Rotel: A Globe Trotting Hotel on Wheels

Rotel: A Globe Trotting Hotel on Wheels

We're accustomed to being toted around from place to place on vacation -- cruise ships, anyone? -- but the Rotel takes the concept to new heights. The bright red hotel-on-wheels from Rotel Tours has 24

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Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens

Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens

Some years ago a councilwoman of Davis, California protested the repaving of several historic alleyways in her neighborhood, claiming that new asphalt would destroy the 'mellow' ambience of the roads.

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